Zoning & development
As evident from the results of the last census, Glenmont—and the county at large—is growing and changing rapidly. To deal with this growth, the county has enacted some major changes to our zoning and housing codes and is currently weighing even more significant changes.
In March 2010, the county enacted a wide-ranging set of commercial/residential (CR) zones. These zones include both businesses and housing (such as buildings with retail space on the first floor and apartments above). However, the buildings can also be entirely commercial or entirely residential.
These zones will be used in efforts to re-develop Glenmont--for example, to convert areas with apartments to mixed-use areas with both stores and apartments. These kinds of changes will affect everything from the number of people living in Glenmont to the kinds of stores we will have in the area to the types of infrastructure we will need to support our population.
Visioning Workshops 2012
The GGCA is working with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to find out what residents would like to see in a re-developed Glenmont. To gather feedback efficiently, the Commission and its urban-planning contractor, Rhodeside and Harwell, organized a series of community visioning forum, the last of which took place in March 2012. Each forum had roughly 90 people in attendance.
Visit the MNCPPC's website to view the meeting minutes and workshop presentations: http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/glenmont/
Community members will continue to have opportunities to comment on this process as it continues. Please use the comment field on the webpage above and let the Planning Commission know what you think.
Update - November 2012
The Planning Commission has released a draft sector plan for Glenmont. View the plan here
A public hearing regarding the plan will be held in early 2013. If you have comments or concerns on the draft plan, please contact Michael Brown, Area 2 Planner, at 301-495-4566 or at
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